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Nov 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
and female. no names and no ages. we know they were traveling in the same vehicle, though. >>> the defense department has released e-mails that give us more details about osama bin laden's burial at sea. now, according to the newly released documents, the burial followed traditional islamic procedures and also we know that fewer than a dozen top officers aboard the aircraft carrier "carl vinson" witnessed the burial. the ten e-mails were released in a freedom to information lawsuit initially filed by the watchdog group judicial watch. >>> black friday deals. they're coming early this year. maybe you're already looking through the circulars. several stores including target and toys "r" us will actually be opening their doors tonight instead of tomorrow. shoppers might see some shorter lines. the national retail federation estimates that 147 million shoppers plan to shop this weekend. that's down from 220 million last year. and one of those we'll be watching is walmart. an expected protest across the country. i'm victor blackwell, "cnn presents" continues now. >>> tonight on "cnn presents" -
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
's national defense headquarters. a spokesman for the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says this is a terrorist act. this as 100 israeli air strikes have killed more than 27 palestinians. the death toll in eight days there up to 137. the secretary of state hillary clinton is finishing up those direct talks this morning with the palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas. that's happening in ramallah on the west bank. and netanyahu, the prime minister, in jerusalem, another conversation she's having. now she goes to cairo where she's meeting with the egyptian president mursi. mrs. clinton making it clear that she is not interested in a quick fix in gaza. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability, and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> cnn reporters flanking the middle east today to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the crisis in gaza and in jerusalem and in israel. ben wedeman is in gaza city. frederick pleitgen is in ashkelon city. we begin with sara sidner at the scene of that bu
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Nov 21, 2012 11:00am PST
a third were intercepted by the iron dome defense system. this attack, a bomb, a public bus around lunch time, not far from israel's military headquarters. the blast wounded 24 people, added a new urgency to efforts to reach a cease-fire. the military wing of hamas tweeted to israelis, you opened the gates of hell on yourselves. 40 minutes after the bus bombing, our cameras captured this explosion in gaza city. all the while there was a flurry of diplomating activity. secretary clinton met with palestinian authority mahmoud abbas in the west bank and benjamin net ya knetanahu in ca. let's go straight to fred pleitgen where sirens have been going off earlier. and joining us is ben wedeman in the gaza strip, gaza city. fred, what are you seeing now in ashkelon? >> reporter: >> from ted pleitgen, have the rockets stopped in ashkelon? >> reporter: the rockets, yes, have stopped in ashkelon. it was interesting, because up until about a minute before our broadcast began, there were still booms that were heard in the sky. and about ten minutes ago we had to run for cover in ashkelon. now it app
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
are on the table right now with regard to defense. 75% of americans say defense should be cut. i think that you're not going to get a 50/50 compromise here. you get a 50/50 whether both sides are equal from the american people. the republicans are far from the american people. the democrats are right there. super majorities say hands off medicare and social security and defense spending should be cut. there's less pressure on democrats to give away the store here. >> gloria, didn't the president when he tried that deal with john boehner that didn't work out, didn't he agree to significant cuts in medicare? >> he did. there were almost there once before. there are different stories about who moves the goalposts in that negotiation. if i were the president and i were going to van, i would say, look, this president has an opportunity right now to shape the future of american budgets. the blueprint for the american economy and for american spending priorities for a decade to come in this particular deal. if i were the president, i would say, look, it's not going to be perfect, but we really do have
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Nov 21, 2012 2:00am PST
lieberman didn't see eye to eye with the defense minister who was leaning towards accepting this draft proposal sent by hamas via the egyptian government. so once it was clear that those efforts had sort of run into a brick wall, we saw an intensification of israeli air strikes and of course rocket fire out of gaza as well. one of the rockets, rather, one of the air strikes hit very close to the hotel where many journalists are staying right on the coast right next to the gaza city beach. now most recently within the last hour the house of a senior adviser to hamas, prime minister ishmael hamiya was hit and killed. as you mentioned, the death toll has now reached 139 according to palestinian medical sources. at the moment, it's relatively quiet, but unless there's real progress broke towards a cease-fire, we may just slip back into this exchange of fire that we have been seeing now for eight days. >> at the moment it's quiet. let me ask you, though, about the leaflets that are dropped from the sky from israel to basically warn civilians in gaza as a heads-up. look, we are sending a mis
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
of the doubt when it comes to repeat offenders. the detroit lions defensive taxle ndamukong suh should expect no leniency when the league reviews this play today. suh kicked houston quarterback matt schaub in the groin, at least it seemed that way during the lions thanksgiving day game. good morning, jamie. >> good morning, carol. how are you? >> i'm good. the nfl is supposed to review this play. do you think it's already made up its mind about suh? >> it sure sounds like it. ray anderson, vice president of football operations was quoted extensively over the weekend. he said what you just said. that is that past actions, past indiscretions will come into play. there was already a report from mike freeman of cbssports.com that suh will be sus penlded for at least one game. apparently he did kick him in the groin. i think when you look at that tape and we've all looked at it over and over again since thanksgiving day. he does roll over. it's hard to say he has control of his leg. there's that kind of secondary motion where it looks to me, like a lot of people he intentionally strikes schaub rig
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Nov 26, 2012 2:00am PST
minutes past the hour. new overnight israeli defense minister ehud barak is resigning his post. he says he is quitting politics. he says it's to spend more time with his family. he will leave his post in january. ehud barak's resignation comes less than two weeks after israel launched an all-out strike on hamas military positions in the gaza strip, saying it could no longer tolerate the constant rocket attacks by hamas on his israeli territory. >>> the filmmaker behind "innocence of muslims" the crude anti-muslim short film that ignited protests in the islamic world says he has no regrets about making the film. in written responses, he also told "the new york times" he had no regrets about how he treated the cast, saying they signed contracts that did not prevent changes in the script. in addition the deadly protests the film also read to nakoula's arrest for providing supervised release on a friday conviction. he is currently serving time in jail in los angeles. >> human error is to blame for last week's gas explosion at a strip club in springfield, massachusetts. at least 21 people were
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Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
seeing about possibility violations? >> reporter: hi, wolf. yeah, we're hearing from the israeli defense forces that there have been at least two minor violations of the cease-fire. they're saying that at least two rockets were fired out of gaza. the information that we're getting is that these rockets either landed in an unpopulated area or in fact were intercepted by the iron dome missile defense system. of course we've been talking about so much over the past couple of days, by and large however it appears as though the cease-fire is holding. skies over ashkelon at this point in time are very quiet. however, wolf, one of the things you're not going to be seeing is what you just saw in arwa's report is people celebrating the cease-fire. in fact, we've been speaking to people here in ashkelon and some of them say they're actually quite disappointed because they don't feel that their military has gotten the job done yet or that the leaders were giving the military enough time to get the job done. let's listen into what one man had to say. >> not only myself, many people here, many friend
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Nov 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
? >> they met about two hours with netanyahu, the defense minister, foreign minister, national security team. they spent two hours, the statement released by the state department says she was briefed on the israeli position of all issues. she wants to see a deescalation of what's going on, she uses the word a calm. they are avoiding the word cease-fire for right now throughout the day, there is speculation coming from hamas and egyptian officials that they were close to a cease-fire. israelis downplaying the possibility. saying they weren't there until they actually had an agreement. no agreement, and if anything, it looks like there was an intensification of the shelling of southern israel today by hamas and an intelligence fiction of israeli attacks in gaza, witnessed by what happened to you guys what you saw over the past hour or two in gaza city. the negotiations will continue tomorrow, hillary clinton as you point out, going to ramallah to meet with palestinian authority leaders and going to cairo to meet with mohamed morsi. i wouldn't be surprised based on what i'm hearing if there is
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Nov 24, 2012 3:00am PST
to give up entitlements to some degree and the republicans have to lighten up on its defense. we spend more than the top ten countries in the world on defense over $1 trillion. so i think we spend six times more than china currently. like russia may have done in the old days, we may spend ourselves into obsoleteness. >> if we avoid the cliff are we putting a band-aid on bigger issues such as social security spending? obviously, something needs to be done to fix this for the future. >> right. the priorities of our country, who pays for it and how much government to we want? that's lining up republicans on one side, the democrats on the other. the differences have never been so stark. it's kind of a shirts and skins game in washington, as you know. 50/50 and this election was not exactly a mandate. you've got the same players in place, boehner and can'ter and pelosi, obama and reid. >> you're confident that we'll get it done? >> i'm positive about the american people. at some point in time we have to do this. i'd rather ease into it than have an event that makes us have to do it. we're t
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
as it is a spending problem. >> we heard so much about sequestration in terms of defense cuts. i get entitlements. i get the issue when it comes to taxes. you look at the amount of money this country spends on defense, is it an area where republicans say we can make cuts there as well if you want cuts on entitlements? >> absolutely. we need to make cuts anywhere we can. there are efficiencies we can find in military spending. that doesn't mean that the kind of sequestration called for by the budget act of 2011 is the way to do it. those cuts fall disproportionately on the department of defense and i think that's a problem. i've got a bill in the form of my cut, cap and balance act of 2012 that makes sequestration unnecessary because there are more cuts, some in defense and others in other areas. i have another piece of legislation that i have not yet introduced but am working on. targeted kus so we don't have to carry out all of the cutting in the area of defense or disproportionately in the area of defense. >> i want to bring in u.n. ambassador susan rice, who has a meeting on the hill in the next
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Nov 28, 2012 2:00am PST
death of a teenager with the gunman claiming self-defense now. >>> back on the hill, u.n. ambassador susan rice trying again today to win over republican lawmakers after round one leaves three of them unconvinced. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christie romans in for john on assignment. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. 5:00 a.m. on the east. half a million bucks, what do you think? are you in yet? the powerball jackpot tonight is the second largest in lottery history. that's a lot of office pools. we are in on it over here and have defied serious odds to get here. 16 consecutive powerball rollovers without a winner yet. and that streak is likely to end really soon. a lottery official calculates a 5% chance no one will win tonight if sales spike as they are expected to. and if you do happen to win the cash value of the jackpot, it now stands at 324 million dollars. but time for a quick reality check, your odds of winning are 175 million to 1. alison kosik closely monitoring powerball fever is live from new york's times square this morning. the odds are not good but the fever is r
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Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
. the leadership there, defense minister ehud barack. is he now quitting. he says he is going to spend more time with his family. his resignation will take effect in january. that's where fred is following the story from jerusalem. first of all, fred, it's kind of funny to hear him say that because everybody it is that, want to spend more time with the family. is there a back story to this, or is that the real deal? >> reporter: is terminal seems as though there is one. it is definitely a shocker here in israel. of course, ehud barack has been part of public life here for decades. he was the prime minister and now for the past seven and a half years was the defense minister. a very prominent person. also, of course, a big military figure here in this country. he says for his part that it is, as you say, for personal reasons. he wants to spend more time with his family. especially his grandchildren. there are many people here in this country who believe that it is, indeed, for political reasons. he is currently really riding a high in public opinion polls after the military campaign that israel w
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
it would only be used defensively. but i see this conflict in some ways migrating towards turkey. today we had thousands of people -- >> last thing turkey wants. >> well, know, it is what is happening because some of the aid for the rebels is coming through there. they now have bases with these patriot missile batteries used to protect the rebel bases there inside syria, but on the border with turkey. got the russians with a warship in the mediterranean. the u.s. has warships in the mediterranean. all of this says to us that this situation is coming to a peak or least our military and intelligence leaders think it is coming to a peak. you have two task forces there and both of them are saying, the americans are saying we are doing this in case we have to evacuate our civilians and the russians are saying exactly the same thing. >> something has to happen. jim clancy, thank you. >>> he was on the run for 14 years. until now. how the feds just caught one of america's most wanted fugitives. >>> plus, not even a week after the cease-fire with hamas, one of israel's leaders calling it quits now
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Nov 27, 2012 9:00am PST
to the defense sector. defense contractors will lose. it's not just big companies, boeings and lockheeds most defense work in the united states is done by independent companies so there are small company, software companies, provides that provide do the defense industry, small businesses that will get hit. the estimate the average family will pay up to $3500 more in taxes. that's if the worst happens. bottom line, what it will do, suzanne, it will reduce gdp, economic growth, that's stuff that creates jobs and slow the economy down to we'reoo sensitive to being slowed down. >> explain now the debt ceiling plays in the talks. >> the debt ceiling will run out january, maybe early february, depending on how the treasury moves things around. last time they were able to move payments around so they didn't miss anything. that's part of this. it's not part of the fiscal cliff, but it's an area that the republicans feel very strongly about. they're use it as leverage. john boehner said as much to the president. people say the debt ceiling thing is an albatross. most countries don't have a debt limit.
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Nov 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
a nato patriot air defense missiles. they're clearly worried about rockets and missiles coming into turkey from syria from the regime of bashar al assad. how worried should turkey be about engaging with syria in an actual war? >> wolf, the turks are very worried. and the turks are very disappointed. i've spent a fair amount of time in turkey this last year or so. they're very disappointed in washington's abdication. they feel that washington has left them holding the bag. the prime minister has always felt that he had kind of an inside relationship with president obama. but now the turks are left where they are. they are left with this running, shooting campaigns with the syrians. they're left with well over perhaps 120,000, 130,000 syrian refugees and they feel they have been left alone. the patriot missiles are the least we can do for them. >> thank you. >> thank you, wolf. >>> could air travel cost you more if the country goes over that so-called fiscal cliff? up next, the doomsday scenario some experts are now painting. i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. ad
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Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
treasury secretary geithner and even defense secretary leon panetta has made it clear he would like to leave within the year. the current white house chief of staff still considered the odds on favorite to get the nod to become the next treasury secretary from the president. it's believed he has the greatest chance here it's believed of getting senate confirmation. that leaves open the job of white house chief of staff. and i'm hearing that among the names that are being considered for that role are ron clay, the man once biden's chief of staff and did himself i'm told a great service in president obama's debate prep despite that bad first debate the president takes responsibility for it, does not blame mr. clain. and another name i've heard floated is dennis mcdunna. earned the great respect and admiration of the president. a young man not often considered in that light but the president admires him. but that of course leaves open the question who would take over for secretary clinton and for leon panetta. and those are some dicey questions right now given what dana has just report
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> the iron dome, israel's missile defense system is working phenomenally. many of its rockets, because of this iron dome, are not hitting their targets. could we see more attacks on the streets by terrorists, like in this bus attack? >> that's true, iron dome is an amazing success story, first anti-rocket device in history to actually work in warfare. we've taken down about 90% of the terrorist rockets that would have hit in our cities. they're going to hit outside the cities. and, yes, the terrorists will try anything to get at our civili civilians. we've seen it before. many, many bus bombings like this. we've all lost friends. i've lost a close family member in those bus bombings. they're very, very close for us. >> do activievents like this complicate secretary hillary clinton's efforts? >> they certainly don't help. where terrorists in gaza cannot open fire on us every week and paralyze half the country when they will. also the goal is to prevent iran from smuggling advanced weaponry and rockets into gaza that the terrorists then fire at our civilian. >> israeli ambassador to the
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
was intercepted by the iron dome missile defense system. if everything remains this relatively quiet until 2:00 eastern this afternoon, the gaza border crossings will open. rallies opened in the streets as they celebrated what they call a victory over israel. the prime minister says he's dedicated the victory to that man, ahmed al ja'abari, killed in that air strike. as you know, that air strike inciting the fighting. hopeful that the cease fire will hold? >> reporter: the longer it does hold, as each hour goes by, people do grow more hopeful it will, in fact, be sustained. people are very aware that at this point in time it is still a very short-term solution as the looming issue of a long-lasting peace deal does still remain elusive. for the first time since this all began last wednesday, we are not seeing deserted streets in gaza. we're not hearing air strikes, various artillery rockets being fired in the distance, not hearing the wail of sirens. quite the contrary. people were in the streets since the cease fire was first announced last night. earlier, after midday prayers, chanting for
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
carney was on the defense today. he pointed out as he had done yesterday that the president spoke on the phone with senate majority leader harry reid and john boehner over the weekend. and besides carney says, the president has to talk directly to the american people. >> it is vitally important that ordinary americans actively engage in this debate because the outcome of these negotiations and the hopeful product of these negotiations are the product that we hope emerges from these negotiations will profoundly affect their lives. >> so is the president, the missing ingredient to really nailing down a fiscal cliff deal? could he end the drama right now if he stayed put in washington and held a series of face-to-face meetings with reid, mcconnell, boehner, and pelosi instead of his planned meetings this week with small business owners, business leaders and middle class americans, not to mention a trip scheduled for friday to pennsylvania. a state he won by five points in the election, to sell american voters on a tax plan he has very loudly and clearly said he's already sold them on
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
. overnight we learn that israel's defense minister, ehud barak is resigning his post. that's effective come january. that development comes as delegations for both israel and hamas meet in cairo today. they're meeting with egyptian officials to try to advance those cease-fire talks. and egypt's president mohamed morsi will meet today with judges to explain his edict barring them from overturning any decision that he makes or any laws that he imposes until a new parliament is formed. reza sayah is in cairo this morning. let's start with mohamed morsi, please. >> yeah, good morning, soledad. a few thousand protesters still here in south tahrir squares, especially those who camped out over the past several days, still seeing some clashes. most of them triggered by what seem to be teenagers and twenty somethings out here looking for trouble. we also saw our first fatality of the protest last night on sunday in a northern city where a 15-year-old member of the muslim brotherhood youth movement was clubbed to death. at this point the brotherhood doesn't seem to be using that fatality as a rallyin
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Nov 22, 2012 12:00pm PST
released e-mails of the defense department reveal traditional islamic procedures were followed but none of the officers aboard watched the burial. >>> and here is proof drug smugglers will try anything. australian police discovered roughly quarter of a billion dollars of drugs stashed inside a steam roller shipped in from china and busted a u.s. citizen and a canadian. i'm gary tuchman in atlanta. happy thanksgiving to all of you. next, "cnn presents." >>> tonight on "cnn presents." toxic schools. >> that was a building that was storing chemicals that were cancer causing agents and because of the vicinity and the children that are involved, you didn't care. >> these parents have every reason to be angry. their children's school has toxic chemicals and even worse they were the last to know. >>> deadly fruit. fresh summer cantaloupe. it seemed healthy but it caused a deadly outbreak. >> any one of those things prevented this tragedy probably wouldn't have occurred. >> how it could have been prevented and could still happen again. >>> battery-powered brains. an experimental surgery that ca
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
against war. i believe in self-defense. i believe if you get hit, you hit back. preemptive wars i don't believe in. i don't think they're necessary. i think wars are started to make money. they make money for the people who start a war over here and a war over there and sell bombs to both sides. >> when you look at what happens in the middle east in my lifetime i can remember, pretty much most of yours. do you see any hope there or any chance of actually peace mountain middle easin the middle east? >> if you believe in the bible, it says two things. it says there will always be wars and rumors of wars. it also says for a thousand years somewhere in the future we have peace. so hopefully those thousand years are coming up on us. >> were you pleased barack obama got re-elected? >> i'm glad he got re-elected. i think he has a lot of things in his favor, the things that he has ran on. the women all believe in the things that he's talking about. the blacks and the hispanics and the women and if you have those three things on your side, you're going to win. >> would you categorize -- are yo
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00am PST
substantial cuts to discretionary non-defense spending, over $1 trillion, it includes revenue and includes $340 billion in savings from our health care entitlement programs. >> fairly unequivocal, isn't it? it's a mixture of pretty substantial spending cuts and tax increases. >> we haven't seen the plan. i haven't seen the plan. i don't think the speaker -- >> are you accusing the president of lying? is the president lying? >> where is the plan? >> is he lying? >> i don't think the plan's out there. i think jay carney might be but i don't see the plan. maybe they have a plan. >> jay carney is lying and he's the white house spokesman. >> no. >> they're lying, are they? >> i'm not saying that. piers, maybe they've got -- >> you just did. you just called him a liar. >> they haven't shared the plan with the american people. paul ryan and the republicans in congress have passed twice now and last year -- excuse me, two years ago as well, a ten year plan for a budget that deals with the ten-year debt window, that deals with the deficits, that deals with entitlement reform. we have done that time
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Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Nov 22, 2012 3:00am PST
defense system. the israelis say they don't consider this a real violation of the cease-fire, so, therefore, it is, indeed, holding. here, however, people are actually quite skeptical. they say they have had things like this in the past, where there have been big israeli military operations, there have been bombings in gaza, and in the end, however, hamas was still there. hamas managed to regroup, hamas managed to get new weapons, and hamas managed to bomb cities like this one again. nevertheless, of course, after eight days of almost nonstop rocket attacks on this town and on other towns, there are also people, especially other people, who have children, who are now saying this is the first time that they can actually go out with their kids without having to fear those sirens go off, aleaa alina. >> fred, as you well know, benjamin netanyahu did sort of leave the door open for further military offensive, even as this cease-fire holds. what can you tell us about the troop buildup there along the border? >> reporter: yeah, it's very interesting. because that's something that he's
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Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
that a victory. but they're trying to make hay and get local support. >> and they lost their key defense chief as well. there was another major player over the last few days. that's been egypt and mohamed morsi. he's largely credited by the u.s. for helping the cease-fire deal happen. but he did something extraordinary overnight, which he gave himself some new administrative powers, essentially makes all of this rulings over the last five months and going forward immune from any kind of legal challenges. some people are saying this is just the next step in becoming more of a dictator here. was he taking advantage of the situation? >> well, we'll have to watch this closely. it appears, you know, the timing is curious. he's gotten the support and this pump, particularly for this role in mediating the cease-fire from the united states, and from others. he's really seen as emerging stronger from this. but this is an issue that goes back to whether the judiciary in egypt was appointed by mubarak and a check on the executive branch. and what he said is this is a temporary, until they have a constitu
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
of this. it proved that its iron dome missile defense system could protect vast areas and could shoot down the majority of hamas rockets. and one of the things it's going to get out of this from the united states is additional help in providing more missiles for iron dome so that it has even a greater range of protection. so the dynamics are changing a little bit on both sides. both sides can claim victory. but neither side can win militarily and both sides know that. >> you just brought up iron dome. you also brought up hezbollah, which brings up the question of iran here, another major actor, maybe the key actor in opposition to israel in the region. if you're iran and you just watched this for the last ten days, what do you take from it? >> well, that israel does have means of protecting itself. it does have this new iron dome defense capability. i'm not convinced that iran actually, if it is developing a nuclear weapon, has the intention of using it against israel. but what it -- what the bigger question really is would hezbollah and neighboring -- in a country that neighbors israel us
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
of self defense. tell me more. >> it began black friday 7:00 pm. not that late at night. four black youths are in an suv, listening to music. and it is very loud. they admit that. they're in an suv. michael dunn lodges a complaint, says something. it escalates from there. you heard the attorney claim that these young men answered back with foul language and made threats and then apparently somebody produces a gun and so michael dunn, who had his own weapon, pulls it out and fires eight or nine times into that vehicle. he drives off and he tells authorities the reason he drove off, he didn't realize he had struck anybody, but he had. he had struck that 17-year-old youth who died a few minutes later. >> were any guns found in the teenagers' car? >> no, they didn't find a gun inside the teens' vehicle. the attorney makes the claim it's quite possible they could have tossed that gun before the police arrive on the scene but the youths maintain they didn't have a gun at all. >> did dunn call the police or -- >> he didn't. that is what has struck many people. they thought, okay. you leave the sc
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Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
to fund a defense and not increase revenue. with the cliff that we're faced with, we're talking about maybe a 50% reduction in the defense department, and so, you have to talk about how you're going to pay for all of this. >>, and lastly, it was so interesting, we're talking about fiscal cliff. we're talking about an avalanche. we're talking about an austerity problem. this is very strong language, very scary words. >> yes. >> the american public is not going to accept anything short of some sort of a compromise. are those words sort of floated out there something to manage expectations, possibly? >> well, you know, the press has basically coined the fiscal cliff and promoted the idea of this catastrophic position that the congress finds itself in. i think that what the public is looking for is they're looking for reasonable, sensible legislators to talk about what is possible. they're looking for both sides to be willing to compromise. but one thing we know for sure, the president has a mandate. the people have spoken, and they have said they want everybody to pay their fair share of
CNN
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
no need to respond. in other words, israel's whole military operation here was purely defensive. if they hadn't had been shooting at us, we wouldn't have had to call up our reserves and hit at gaza. we will be very happy if we can have a status quo, if the situation can be quiet, and if the civilians on both sides of the frontier will enjoy a period of unprecedented peace and quiet. >> if all does remain quiet, we're hours from that second round of negotiation, really on the most contentious issue, those very tight border crossings in gaza under this 7-year-old now embargo. what makes this time, what makes this round of negotiations any different that before? >> you know, any where over the last two, three years, israel has been relaxing restrictions. we'll continue to that process and now talk to the egyptians about that. but israel imposed restrictions for a reason. you had this hostile fire into israel. they were shooting rockets into our cities and trying to kill our people. is it really fair to expect that you would have normal trading relations -- >> but if that does stop,
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Nov 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
by the defense department responding to a freedom of information act washdog. a few days earlier that strike dog asked do i need any special religious ceremonial preparations. after bin laden's buried at sea, an admiral describes the scene. tradition traditional procedures for islamic burial was followed. the deceased body was washed then placed in a white sheet then a military officer read prepared religious remarks which were translated into arabic. tipped up whereupon the deceased body slid into the sea. according to e-mails, there aren't many witnesses. in response to the question, any sailors watch the burial, burial, no sailors watched. and another says only a small group of the leadership was informed. less than a dozen total. and another indication of the secrecy of that part of the mission, an e-mail from a top admiral to joint chiefs chairman michael mullen, the paucity of documentary evidence in our possession is a reflection of the emphasis placed upon operational security. later on may 2nd, the deputy commander of that fleet tells the commander of his carrier group "thank you and yo
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